About Us

To create and develop sustainable communities through quality education and skills empowerment for economic growth and community transformation

Who We Are

Humanity for Sustainable Development (H4SD) is an incorporated community-based organization that provides high-quality educational support to underserved communities in rural Kenya. We believe in the “pass it on” attitude, which states that quality education should be free and available to all, regardless of age, tribe, religion, or socioeconomic standing.

We focus on providing quality education to underprivileged children in (ECDE), primary, secondary, street, tertiary/technical, and community settings by offering educational opportunities such as learning resources and infrastructure. We believe that quality education is essential for social mobility and can help alleviate poverty and [economic and gender] inequality, hence providing equal access to available opportunities

WHAT WE DO

01.

— Girls Mentorship Programs in the Community

We provide training and mentoring for girls in local public primary and secondary schools on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, which includes key critical issues such as adolescents, abortion, HIV, gender-based violence, gender stereotyping, child forced marriage, and menstrual hygiene education.
We also provide girls with necessities like as sanitary pads, soap, and clothes to keep them in school. Our primary goal is to eliminate adolescent pregnancy, high school drop outs, and sex for pad culture.

02.

— Community Empowerment program

We provide training and support to women, individuals with disabilities, and young people in order for them to start and run their own businesses and projects, thereby helping to minimize the country’s fast expanding unemployment rate. In the community, we focus on agribusiness, microfinance, table banking, poultry farming, and soft skills such as tailoring, weaving, computer skills, and beading.

03.

— Scholarship and Educational Accessory Assistance Program

We work as hard as we can with the community, schools, and institutions to ensure that our children have access to education and the resources they need to learn. Textbooks, pens, pencils, laptop uniforms, a library, lighting, classrooms, water tanks, and desks are all included.

04.

— Sports and arts development Program

We use sports and the arts to raise awareness and showcase talents while also educating young people (on the repercussions of drug and substance usage in the community, on the streets, and in universities and colleges).

OUR BELIEFS

We believe that Quality education is key to social mobility and can thus help reduce poverty and [income& gender] inequality thus offering equal access to available opportunities for all.

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

PETER ORMEL - Netherlands

Mr. Peter Ormel, a Dutch national, is an International Development professional with more than twenty-five years of experience in rural development. Mr. Ormel has extensive experience in results-based project management in Bolivia, Peru, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan and has gained practical experience with a variety of development approaches and methodologies, always with a focus on the poorest rural communities. His main focus in recent years has been on rural economic development, green growth, capacity development and program management, To this experience, Mr. Ormel adds a high capacity for numerical analysis and a deep knowledge of participatory research methodologies which he has effectively used for macro-economic analysis and project evaluations. Mr. Ormel has successfully implemented with topics such as program evaluation, methodological approach and organizational development.

BOUNMEE MAOKHAMPHIOU - New Zealand

Mr. Bounmee Maokhamphiou is a passionate professional who chooses to devote his life to the society through the development work. His main passion has been derived from the opportunities presented to him to pursue his education in Australia and New Zealand, at bachelor, master and recently Ph.D. level. With more than 10 years of working experience in Laos, he has provided his expertise and skills in the areas of communications and marketing, which are the majors of his academic journey. Specifically, he takes lead and takes part in the development and execution of the communications strategies for various international non-governmental organizations involving in water, sanitation and hygiene; smallholder cash crop; food and nutrition security; groundwater management; and forest governance, among others. Mr. Bounmee always believes that the multi-stakeholder engagement progress is a must to help ensure the sustainability of the projects and their activities.

GLADNESS KAMPA - Tanzania

Gladness she has experience and expertise in Community Development, Project Management, Monitoring, and Evaluation. Experience gained from different projects that she worked on. She also worked as a dedicated humanitarian worker with excellent communication and negotiation skills. Working in different Non-Governmental organizations for more than five years has increased her experience in leadership, participatory project planning, management, community development, and high proficiency in relationship building and up keeping in community problem-solving.

OUR TEAM

Executive Director

Monica is a teacher and advocate for sexual and Reproductive health rights in Kenya. She works as a teacher, an Advocate and a Sexual Health Educator.

Executive Assistant

Riziki is an expert in Sexual Reproductive Health Education. She is skilled in designing, planning, implementing, and monitoring sexual reproductive health education programs. Riziki’s work includes creating and maintaining proper learning conditions and establishing a safe environment for sharing ideas, solutions, and difficulties.

Community Outreach Coordinator

Rose is a community development expert with over two decades of experience mobilizing grassroots Self-Help groups and SACCOs for Women, Youths, and People with Disabilities in order to achieve economic and political empowerment and community transformation.

Finances & Admin Coordinator

Lyndah is passionate about women’s rights. She has over five years of experience in both the public and private sectors. For the past year, she has worked as a credit assistant at Ten-spot Kenya where she has increased her productivity by more than 160 percent.

Sport and Arts Coordinator

Stanley, also known as Armyder, is a professional videographer as well as an avid athlete. He has many years of experience in the field of production and has worked with a wide range of companies, organizations, and artists.

Fundraising Volunteer

Mariam is a digital marketer, managing and creating social media content at a venture builder firm called “Hatch & Boost” She wants to use her digital marketing skills to raise awareness and digital fundraising for the underprivileged communities in Kenya. Mariam’s goal is to be someone who is constantly making positive changes.

Fundraising Volunteer

Arooma is a Medical student who is curious of bringing change, impacting lives and  helping others. With more than three years of her life  she have been devoted to bringing smiles to the community by working in various non-profit organizations and healthcare institutes in Pakistan. She has a unique sense of promoting justice, positive change, and empowerment guided by “is to lead, grow and be the biggest change maker”

Fundraising Volunteer

Onele Nama is a Youth Advisor with extensive experience and community development skills. He works for an international NGO that promotes development (Technoserve) The NGO develops and empowers people in the developing world to build businesses that break the cycle of poverty. Onele is currently based in South Africa.

Web Developer

Patrick is a full-stack software developer and graphic designer with extensive experience in web design, Android development, dev-ops and web content creation. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Computer Science from Daystar University, Nairobi and has worked as a lead software developer and technical assistant at Daystar University, Hearts Ablaze Church and Lujang.Org.

OUR PROJECTS

Stopping Human Trafficking in Africa Programs

Human trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, sheltering, or receiving of individuals by force, fraud, or deception with the intent to exploit them for profit. This crime, which occurs in every corner of the world, can affect men, women, and children of all ages and backgrounds.This includes use violence, as well as unscrupulous job agencies and false promises. Humanity for Sustainable Development in partnership with SisterZ With Hope and Faith Inc. will be provide education,training,accommodation,spiritual guidance,counseling services,community awareness and restoration to human trafficking victims in Kenya.SisterZ With Hope & Faith (SisterZ) is a global 501c3 non-profit organization devoted to making a difference in women’s lives and in the community. SisterZ will provide resources, information, and materials to assist with decreasing the number of female inmates re-entering into the criminal system and the number of human trafficking victims through outreach, provision of a safe haven, education, training, spiritual guidance, social services, counseling services, community awareness and restoration.

Construction of community Digital library

Since the first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was announced in Kenya, many aspects of society and the education sector have been dramatically affected from March 15th 2020.For children and parents, education is vital as it gives students opportunities for growth, development and hope for a brighter future. Losing out on learning could have adverse effects on developmental milestones for children across Kenya because of the global pandemic and accessibility to learning resources and opportunities.
In Kenya, the Ministry of Education has put in place strategies to ensure continuity of education through distance offline and online learning delivered through radio, television and the Internet. However, these strategies have further widened the inequality gap, as learners from poor, vulnerable, and marginalized households are unable to benefit from continued learning through these platforms due to lack of access.

As development advocates particularly concerned about increases in child labor, drug and substance abuse, teenage pregnancies, defilement of minors, and child marriages that has recently been in the increase.

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare how education in Kenya could evolve and the urgent need to accelerate the digital learning program .This digital community library will target learners in all public primary schools and Secondary schools that aim at integrating the use of digital technologies in learning. The pandemic has presented an opportunity for schools to embrace online learning and exchange programs to complement in-person classroom learning.
As our collective actions as community based organizations,the Ministry of Education, parents and teachers support vulnerable students to ensure they are not exploited and that no learning loss occurs even as school programs are disrupted.

Sexual Reproductive Health Rights Education Program

Objective: To end teenage pregnancy among school going girls

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease globally has led to the suspension of most economic activities devastating people’s means of livelihood. Further, with the loss of livelihoods particularly in low-income households, some children may be forced into income-generating activities to support their families’ survival. Also the provision of SRHR and sanitary towels, which children from disadvantaged families rely on significantly. This raises the risks of young girls engaging in transactional sex in order to gain not only access to these essential needs but also to support their families. There is evidence that links poverty, lack of family support, and transactional sex. Recent media reports citing health data from the government have shown an increase in teenage pregnancies correlating with lack of Sanitary towels for school going children. We are committed in ending teenage pregnancy within our community by developing and implementing proven solutions

Agricultural Microcredit Services for local farmers(Youths)

Objective: Economic empowerment of young people, reduced the unemployment rate in the country and provide nutritious Food security to the community

Kenya became a low-middle-income country in 2014 and is East Africa’s strongest economy. Nevertheless, it simultaneously holds the highest number of unemployed youth in the region. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics estimates unemployment amongst youth aged 20 – 24 years at 19.2 percent.

 

Addressing the youth employment challenge is particularly urgent given that 70 percent of Kenya’s population is below 30 years and the median age is 19. Furthermore, the country is growing rapidly, at 2.5 percent annually, and is forecasted to reach a population of 66 million by 2030 and 91.5 million by 2050.

 

In particular, more should be done to harness the potential of the agri-food sector in the country to contribute to the creation of decent jobs for young people. Agriculture contributes to 25 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), 65 percent of exports and employs approximately 60 percent of the total labor force employed. Yet, according to Kenya Youth Agribusiness Strategy (2017–2021), only 10 percent of youth are directly participating in the sector. Even though this percentage seems excessively low compared to neighbouring countries, there is a general trend of youth moving away from agriculture and rural areas as a whole due to lack of finance and training.But the situation has been worsen by the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic which has lead to loss of income/job,higher business cost and financial hurdles,loss of market outlet and reduced social interaction

OUR CORE VALUES

Social Justice and Equity

We will work with other Organizations to promote equality, dignity and more just society, especially
with regard to the poor and marginalised.

Collaboration and Public Engagement

We commit to working collegially and cooperatively in establishing productive partnerships with our
colleagues, other organizations and institutions in implementing our project.

Gender & Diversity

We embrace all aspects of human diversity and value its necessity to ensure a vibrant community.
We respect individual opinion, religion, race, tribe ,gender and sexuality .

Community-Based Approach

We believe that the community we serve are the owners and thus guide us on every aspect of our
work and projects.

Accountability

We hold ourselves accountable to the highest level of ethical behaviour and responsibility for our
actions.

OUR PARTNERS